Definition of paltock in English:

paltock

noun

historical, archaic
  • A man's short coat or jacket; a sleeved doublet, especially worn beneath (or as) armour.

Origin

Late Middle English. Etymology uncertain and disputed. Compare Middle French paltoke (1370; also palletocq, paletoc, Middle French, French paletot, † palletot, † palletoc); the Middle French word may show a borrowing from Middle English (if so, probably in the context of the Hundred Years War), but the converse could also be true.

Pronunciation

paltock

/ˈpaltɒk/